Mark Curtis, WBOY 12News

Mark Curtis

WBOY 12News

Charleston, WV, United States

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Recent:
  • WBOY 12News
Past:
  • CBS 42
  • WVNS 59News
  • WFXR News
  • WOWK 13 News

Recent articles by Mark:

West Virginia House passes bill to ban certain gender-affirming treatment for youth

A bill to ban certain medical procedures and treatments for people under 18, such as gender-affirming treatment, has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates. → Read More

Campus concealed-carry bill approved in West Virginia State Senate

A controversial bill that could put more guns on college campuses in West Virginia took a big step forward on Tuesday. → Read More

Democrats counter with their own income tax cut ideas in West Virginia

Call it the battle of the income tax cut plans because there are two competing ideas under the Capitol dome in Charleston, West Virginia. → Read More

Governor’s proposed income tax cuts hotly debated in West Virginia

One day after the West Virginia State of the State Address, income tax cuts remain the talk of the State Capitol and probably at a lot of kitchen tables. → Read More

Recap of the 2023 West Virginia State of the State Address

He was interrupted many times for applause during the 2023 State of the State Address, but Gov. Jim Justice probably got the loudest response when he proposed his income tax cut plan. → Read More

Secretary of State Mac Warner declares for 2024 West Virginia Governor race

It’s now a three-person race for West Virginia’s governor, but there are likely more candidates to come. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, West Virginia’s two-term Republican Secretary of State Mac Warner announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2024. → Read More

How West Virginia officials are keeping tabs on the winter storm

All 55 West Virginia counties remain under a state of emergency as Governor Jim Justice and his team keep an eye on this severe winter storm. → Read More

National Defense Bill includes benefits for West Virginia

The National Defense Bill is on the verge of passing, and it has some beneficial items for our region. In total, the defense spending comes to $858 billion and there are items in the bill of local interest. → Read More

Bluestone Coke owners to pay nearly $1M fine for air pollution violations

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A company owned by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been ordered to pay nearly a million dollars in fines. The Justice family businesses include a plant known as Bluestone Coke in Birmingham, Alabama, which the Jefferson County Alabama Board of Health has issued a $925,000 fine against […] → Read More

Are tax cuts coming as West Virginia’s budget surplus grows?

down to defeat, Gov. Justice believes voters would rather have their personal income taxes reduced. Bills to do that will likely be a big focus of the legislative session that begins on Jan. 11, 2023. → Read More

Delegate Moore Capito launches West Virginia governor bid, Secretary Warner considers run

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – With West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s tenure in the state’s top office reaching term limits, the 2024 West Virginia gubernatorial race is guaranteed to have new contenders vying for the job. This morning, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, West Virginia Delegate Moore Capito (R-Kanawha County) announced on Metro News Talkline with Hoppy […] → Read More

West Virginia congressional candidate calls Dems’ ‘Pro-Putin’ allegations fake news

The West Virginia Democratic Party issued a press release that said West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore worked as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist at a firm known as The Podesta Group, which represented The European Center for a Modern Ukraine, which was backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. → Read More

West Virginia ski season opens, projected to make multi-million dollar economic impact

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — It’s that time of year. Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, 2022, ski season opens in West Virginia. Ski resorts have been making snow by the tons! Wednesday at 9 a.m., Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County and Timberline Mountain in Tucker County will welcome skiers and snowboarders, as well as those who just […] → Read More

West Virginia Senator Capito gets new leadership role in Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R, WV) has been promoted to a top leadership post in the Senate minority caucus. Capito will become the vice-chair of the Republican Conference. → Read More

Final push is on for backers and foes of West Virginia’s Amendment 2

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — It is probably the most controversial item on the November ballot, and the debate is getting heated. Amendment 2 would give permission to the West Virginia State Legislature to repeal the property tax on vehicles and also eliminate the tax on business equipment and inventories. Governor Jim Justice, who opposes Amendment […] → Read More

National Weather Service in West Virginia gets new home, interactive science exhibit

The National Weather Service office in Kanawha County now has a newer and bigger home. And it has some neat “bells and whistles” to go along with it → Read More

West Virginia’s Episcopal Church Bishop has retired

One of the leading religious figures in the State of West Virginia has officially retired. → Read More

WV Governor, Senate President spar again over Amendment 2

With just over four weeks until Election Day, the battle over Amendment 2 is really heating up in West Virginia. If approved by voters, it would give the Legislature authority to act on two key issues. → Read More

If gas prices spike, will West Virginia’s state gas tax be cut?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Gasoline prices are rising again across the United States, including our region. And that is bringing renewed calls for government action. West Virginia is nowhere near those $5-a-gallon prices it saw in June, but there is a lot of concern it could be heading back up. Prices at many gas stations […] → Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals hears Hope Scholarship arguments

The fate of West Virginia’s controversial Hope Scholarship program is now in the hands of the five-member Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. → Read More